US News Prosecutors: Man arrested over bombing of German soccer bus

09:56  21 april  2017
09:56  21 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Dortmund attack suspect 'had financial motive'

  Dortmund attack suspect 'had financial motive' Police have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last Tuesday. Defender Marc Bartra, a Spain international, and a police officer were injured in the triple blasts as the players and coaching staff left a hotel ahead of a Champions League match in Germany.Prosecutors said the suspect, identified only as Sergej W, was detained on Friday.They allege he had a financial motive for the attack and had speculated on Dortmund's share value falling after the bombing.

BERLIN (AP) — A 28-year-old German -Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that prosecutors alleged was motivated by financial greed.

A 28-year-old German -Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that prosecutors alleged was motivated by financial greed.

FILE - In this April 11, 2017 file photo a window of Dortmund's team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 11, 2017 file photo a window of Dortmund's team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

BERLIN — A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that prosecutors alleged was motivated by financial greed.

A Dortmund player and a policeman were injured in the triple blasts last week as the bus was heading to the team's stadium for a Champions League match against AS Monaco. Investigators found notes at the scene claiming responsibility in the name of Islamic extremists, but quickly doubted their authenticity.

Dortmund attack: Far-right claims responsibility

  Dortmund attack: Far-right claims responsibility Prosecutors are investigating a third claim of responsibility for explosions that hit Borussia Dortmund's team bus, according to reports. Three bombs containing pieces of metal detonated minutes after the bus left the team's hotel for a Champions League match against Monaco.On Saturday, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported it had received a claim of responsibility apparently from far-right groups, who were hit out at multi-culturalism and threatened another attack.

German prosecutors say a 28-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of bomb attack on Dortmund team bus . Suspect from 'Islamic spectrum' detained in German soccer team bus blasts.

German prosecutors say a 28-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of bomb attack on Dortmund team bus . Suspect from 'Islamic spectrum' detained in German soccer team bus blasts.

Federal prosecutors said the suspect, identified only as Sergej W. in keeping with German privacy law, was arrested by a police tactical response team in the Tuebingen area early Friday.

The man faces charges of attempted murder, causing an explosion and serious bodily harm.

Prosecutors said they planned to make a statement later Friday, but revealed that the suspect had bought a large number of so-called put options for shares of Borussia Dortmund. These would have entitled him to sell the 15,000 shares at a pre-determined price, which could have resulted in a substantial profit if their value had fallen in the meantime, prosecutors said.

"A significant share price drop could have been expected if a player had been seriously injured or even killed as a result of the attack," they said.

The suspect had booked into the team's hotel in Dortmund and placed three explosives, packed with shrapnel, along the route the bus would take to reach the stadium, prosecutors said.

"The explosive devices were detonated at the optimum time," they said, noting that the team bus was equipped only with security glass and not reinforced glass. Several windows on the bus were shattered in the blasts, injuring defender Marc Bartra. A police officer accompanying the bus also suffered trauma from the blast.

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